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£30 Away Fan Ticket Deal Extended For Another 3 Seasons
Friday, 10th Jun 2022 10:45

Those that follow Southampton FC away from home will be glad to hear the £30 price cap has been extended and it was also agreed by the Premier League to include an away-ticket price cap within the Rules for the first time.

A £30 price cap has been in place for away fans in the Premier League since 2016-17 season as a result of supporter pressure co ordinated by the Football Supporters Association (FSA) and it has saved travelling supporters of the clubs in that League a lot of money, potentially a supporter that goes to every game following his club away from home will have saved somewhere around £450 a season.

That price cap was an FSA idea, introduced following years of lobbying and campaigning by their members and supporter groups at clubs up and down the country.

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But the different thing in the latest three year deal is that the Premier League clubs have voted to have the price cap enshrined in the rules, that means that in three years time when this latest deal ends, the Price Cap will be renewed, only the actual level of the cap could change.

Also announced was the introduction of measures to ensure there is more fan engagement from clubs.

In a statement the Premier League had this to say:

Premier League clubs today unanimously agreed to maintain the current £30 cap on away ticket prices for the next three seasons.

The price cap was introduced in the 2016-17 season after the successful implementation of the Premier League Away Supporters’ Initiative, where clubs provided a range of measures for their away fans.

The level of the cap (£30) will be reviewed in 2025, when it will have been in place for nine seasons.

All clubs recognise the crucial importance of supporters in generating the best possible atmosphere at matches and acknowledge the additional travel costs often involved when following a team away from home.

It was also agreed today to include an away-ticket price cap within the Premier League Rules for the first time.

Clubs also approved the introduction of an action plan to address improving the League’s collective offer for fans. This includes developing a series of new League-wide measures and commitments for supporters.

As part of this commitment, clubs today endorsed the introduction of Fan Advisory Boards, and to nominate a Board-level official to be responsible for the club’s fan engagement activities.

Clubs also supported the development and introduction of a new Fan Engagement Standard, which will build on the existing high-quality fan activity that happens at many clubs. This will set a new minimum level of engagement across the League, with performance assessed by an independent panel.

Fans are the lifeblood of the game and are essential to their clubs, these new standards will ensure long-term meaningful engagement with supporters. The Premier League will now continue to consult with clubs and the Football Supporters’ Association to finalise the Fan Engagement Standard framework, with the aim of its introduction next season.

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